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The Independent UK
Holly Patrick

Watch live: Rust assistant director’s plea hearing over Alec Baldwin shooting

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Watch live as Rust assistant director David Halls attends a hearing on Friday, 31 March, over a 2021 shooting incident on the film’s set.

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot and director Joel Souza was injured when a live round was discharged from a gun used as a prop by Alec Baldwin.

Mr Halls previously agreed to plead guilty to the charge of negligent use of a deadly weapon.

According to reports, he has signed a plea agreement that calls for a suspended sentence and a $500 (£404) fine.

The actor and armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed have pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter, which carries a maximum sentence of 18 months in prison.

Both have denied the charges.

Mr Baldwin will face a two-week evidentiary hearing in May.

Filming on Rust is expected to resume at an unconfirmed date this spring.

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